Ron Perlman has been speaking about trying to convince Guillermo del Toro to make a third Hellboy movie.
Five years after the original sequel – The Golden Army – was released, many fans are still clamouring for a third in the series, and now it seems Hellboy himself is among them. Speaking at a Q&A at the C2E2 show in Chicago, Perlman, who will next be seen on screen in del Toro’s monster epic Pacific Rim, admits to trying to convince the director to return to the franchise.
“I’ve been giving Guillermo body shots for two years. We both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. He has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies.
“But there are so many questions posed in the first two films that absolutely need to be answered. I said, ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy.’ I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”
[del Toro is] just so busy, but I’m going to keep working away at the body. I’m pushing seventy so he better f****** do this soon.”
The Golden Army made over $160 million at the box office, a huge increase on the $99 million taken by it’s predecessor four year earlier.